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The Dave Chang Show

Dave Chang has a few questions. Besides being the chef of the Momofuku restaurants and the creator and host of Netflix’s 'Ugly Delicious,' Dave is an avid student and fan of sports, music, art, film, and, of course, food. In ranging conversations that cover everything from the creative process to his guest’s guiltiest pleasures, Dave and a rotating cast of smart, thought-provoking guests talk about their inspirations, failures, successes, fame, and identities.

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Dads, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show

Dave calls up Majordomo Media head creative and father of two Chris Ying to discuss parenting young children under quarantine. Topics include: mispronouncing names in children’s books, the unique experience of falling asleep while playing with a baby, Dave’s kimchi recipe, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 24mins

23 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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A Conversation With Grace Chang | The Dave Chang Show

When Dave and Grace first found out they would be parents, they realized nothing mattered more than the arrival of their first child and changed everything in anticipation. A week before Grace gave birth to their son, the Changs discussed the many trials and tribulations of the pregnancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

58mins

9 May 2019

Rank #2

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David Choe Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 18)

Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by artist David Choe along with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to explore Choe’s extraordinary life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 23mins

30 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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Korean BBQ, Korean Quarantine, and Jimmy Kimmel!

Dave explains the virtues of Korean barbecue (1:00) and calls up his producer Isaac Lee to talk about how South Korea is successfully containing COVID-19 (5:12). Then, Jimmy Kimmel comes on (14:46) to discuss Dave winning ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,’ how Jimmy came to be extraordinary at answering emails, Jimmy’s remarkable love for food, their shared passion for fly-fishing, and parenting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 2mins

30 Nov 2020

Rank #4

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Debunking Microwave Myths

Dave discusses the dilemma of choosing between a milkshake and a soda to accompany a fast-food hamburger (0:00) before he and Chris Ying call up Boston University professor Greg Blonder to correct common misconceptions about the microwave oven (8:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 8mins

21 Jan 2021

Rank #5

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Waiting for Eddie Huang

While on standby for next week’s guest, Eddie Huang, to join the call, Dave and Chris Ying venture into an interesting conversation that touches on a wide range of topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 8mins

16 Jul 2020

Rank #6

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Reassessing the Beard Awards With James Beard Foundation CSO Mitchell Davis | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with James Beard Foundation chief strategy officer Mitchell Davis to assess the state of the James Beard Foundation Awards and how it can improve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 25mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Championing Women Chefs, With Charlotte Druckman | The Dave Chang Show

Dave shares some of his favorite food experiences of 2019 (1:54) before sitting down with ’Women on Food’ author Charlotte Druckman for a nuanced conversation on the many different systematic injustices towards women in the culinary industry and how it can be rectified (15:06). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 29mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Too Small to Fail, Vol. 7: Restaurant Closures | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying speak to Lincoln Carson of Bon Temps (2:44), Eric Bost of Auburn (29:54), and Marguerite Mariscal of Momofuku (55:08) about the experience of closing restaurants due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 28mins

13 May 2020

Rank #9

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The 2019 Sports Mega-Pod, With Kevin Clark and Kevin O’Connor | The Dave Chang Show

In honor of what is arguably the best time of the year for sports, Dave sits down with The Ringer’s resident NFL analyst Kevin Clark (5:42) and NBA analyst Kevin O’Connor (51:53) to draw parallels between sports trends and the culinary industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 33mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Food Trends of 2018 With Bill Simmons | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 33)

This year has been a memorable one for food; Dave reviews 2018’s biggest food developments with the help of the Podfather, Bill Simmons. And, of course, they talk about some sports too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 4mins

13 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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Majordomo Meat & Fish Pre-opening Diaries | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with key members from across the Momofuku team to discuss the opening of three new restaurants in the Palazzo tower at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas: Majordomo Meat & Fish, Moon Palace, and Siberia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 7mins

16 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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Angela Duckworth: Explaining Grit | The Dave Chang Show

Dave celebrates Jeremy Fox’s new Santa Monica restaurant Birdie G’s (0:37) before sitting down with Angela Duckworth, psychologist and author of ‘Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,’ on the complexities behind the personality trait of grit (3:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 42mins

10 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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A Candid Conversation Between Chef and Critic, With Adam Platt | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with New York Magazine’s esteemed food critic Adam Platt to discuss the unique relationship between restaurants and their media counterparts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 28mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Leftovers, School Lunches, Dining Solo, and MSG Popcorn | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave talks about the exquisite experience of eating at El Bulli before bringing in his producers to discuss a variety of topics: frozen pizza, leftovers, hobbies, school lunches, mochi ice cream, superstitions, karaoke, dining out alone, popcorn, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 6mins

23 Nov 2020

Rank #15

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Snackmaster, Vol. 1 | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave extols the virtues of steamed fish (0:00) before he and Chris Ying are joined by Momofuku’s Noelle “Snackmaster” Cornelio to discuss (and eat!) snacks (8:30).Warning: This episode contains audio of chewing, swallowing, and other sounds affiliated with consuming food. Listen at your own risk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 12mins

11 Jan 2021

Rank #16

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Bill Simmons on 2019 Food Trends, Fatherhood, and, of course, the NBA | The Dave Chang Show

Dave shares his thoughts on the ethnic-food aisle at grocery stores (0:36) before bringing in The Ringer’s CEO, Bill Simmons, to discuss food trends of the year thus far (11:04), the pervasive changes brought on by fatherhood (28:20), and what’s next for the culinary world (41:32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 8mins

4 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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Wylie Dufresne: Pushing the Envelope on What Food Can Be | The Dave Chang Show

Dave extols the virtues of fly fishing (1:16) before sitting down with renowned molecular gastronomy chef Wylie Dufresne, a hall-of-fame food innovator who revolutionized American cuisine with his unorthodox—but delicious!—dishes (9:52). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 42mins

19 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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Lessons From a Billionaire Investment Titan, Michael Novogratz | The Dave Chang Show

What can a chef learn from a hedge fund manager turned cryptocurrency specialist? A lot, it turns out. Dave sits down with Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz to discuss the wisdom he’s gleaned from working on the highest levels of Wall Street, buying in early on blockchain, rescuing US Wrestling, and working to reform the American prison system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 19mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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The Legacy of Gray Kunz, Quart Containers, and Frozen Peas. Plus: The Current State of Geopolitics With Ian Bremmer | The Dave Chang Show

Dave honors the life of the late great chef Gray Kunz, explains the utility of quart containers, and illustrates the unique advantages of frozen produce (1:09) before bringing in GZERO Media founder Ian Bremmer to discuss how geopolitics has changed in the modern age (15:58). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 9mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #20